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How much does seiryu stone cost generally?

My dad's in Taiwan and I thought it might be nice if he stopped by some fish stores to pick up some supplies. How much does seiryu stone normally cost per lb?
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More to the point, figure out how much it's going to cost you to have it shipped home. That will likely cost much more than the rock.
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He can bring it with his luggage. He's only there to visit (he lives in the US). Sorry, didn't clarify.
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Still most airlines have a weight restriction or they charge a ton. Trust me rock adds weight really fast. I've ordered a couple hundred pounds of stone in the last few weeks and it adds up fast on the shipping side.

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I don't need a lot at all
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There's a place around here that sells it for $6 or $8 a pound, can't remember which.
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I've not been some of the larger metropoli, but generally, typical retail prices in Asia will be 40-70% lower than what you see in the US. Not sure how China is now, but a lot of things really depend on your bartering abilities. I have a friend who goes to HK every year who reports that aquarium shops sell things like CRS for a pittance. I can't imagine it would cost him more than $5/lb. That's a generous estimate, too.

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Everything here is Hong Kong is definitely cheaper, while there are cheap CRS shrimp, there is a store on fish street that is selling $2400USD per shrimp right now. I saw it, along with my friends (Americans who just started an aquarium), all of our jaws dropped. I wish I could take a picture of them..

Seiryu stones should be around $5, if they are ADA branded Seiryu stones, they will be around $10. HK and Taiwan share similar prices.
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Everything here is Hong Kong is definitely cheaper, while there are cheap CRS shrimp, there is a store on fish street that is selling $2400USD per shrimp right now. I saw it, along with my friends (Americans who just started an aquarium), all of our jaws dropped. I wish I could take a picture of them..

Seiryu stones should be around $5, if they are ADA branded Seiryu stones, they will be around $10. HK and Taiwan share similar prices.
Is that just because of the ADA name or are they somehow different?
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Is that just because of the ADA name or are they somehow different?

Just because they are ADA branded, and arrived from Japan in a nice white ADA cardboard box.
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My LFS (Aquatouch) sells seriyu stone for $5/lb. Very reasonably-priced if you ask me.
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